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KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
and the state coffers, but its treaty on tax evasion with the swiss has led to trouble. >> the deal was done and dusted with switzerland, but the german opposition has found a way to undo it. >> the government desperately wants this treaty, but the opposition was having none of it. >> we cannot have a situation where people who avoided taxes by hiding money overseas are left better off than if they had paid their taxes properly. >> the opposition says the treaty is not tough enough. it would allow people with funds in switzerland to remain anonymous, paying a retroactive flat tax rate to avoid further scrutiny, but the government says the swiss agreement is the best deal anyone can expect. >> we will not find a better way of collecting unpaid taxes from the past. switzerland promised customers confidentiality, and it will not abolish that retroactively. >> even so, these demonstrators outside the assembly welcomed the vote. now it is back to the drawing board to find a way to get germans with swiss bank accounts to pay up. >> this is a real hot button issue in germany right now. let's go to
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 2:30pm PST
for an economic nightmare. unless u.s. lawmakers reach a budget deal in january 1, a raft of temporary tax cuts are due to expire, and spending cuts will take effect. >> that means the u.s. is charging full speed at the fiscal cliff. the dramatic fiscal tightening triggered by this press this could tip the u.s. and possibly the whole global economy into recession. here is more. >> precision craftsmanship, made in the usa the marlon still company in baltimore produces wire baskets for the automobile, defense, and medical industries. it is one of the fastest-growing companies in the u.s. the company president wants to keep it that way, but at the moment, he is holding off on further investments. >> this robot is a good quality robot. phowever, we want to buy the brand-new version that is made in germany. we are pausing right now because of the fiscal cliff. there is so much uncertainty about what will happen in the future. we are not pulling the trigger to by the german robot. >> the prospect of falling off the fiscal cliff frightens more than just greenblatt. numerous business owners across the
KCSMMHZ
Nov 24, 2012 8:30am PST
independence. taxpayers who reject the church no longer have to support it through taxes. it is the case right now. >> praying in the czech republic does not seem like it will help much. there is too much resentment toward the father and his colleagues. the congregations along the monasteries feel they have been forgotten. the prospect of payments in the billions makes a lot of people angry. no one seems to care that the deadlock means nothing has changed for two decades in places like this one. >> the wide variety of cultural habits and rituals in the different countries is something you tend to be proud of when you live in europe, but what one country might see as a vital part of its national identity can even constitute a criminal offense in another. france is proud of its foie gras, but the way the geese are forced fed to make it has made other countries ban the practice. >> this region in southwestern france is known for a very special delicacy, foie gras. a family in the town has been producing it with geese for decades. they allow the geese out free range for three months, and the birds
KCSMMHZ
Nov 22, 2012 2:30pm PST
can find a solution for the crossings and for the goods to be imported without taxes, to open the port, to open the crossing with egypt and provide electricity. the siege must end and the people must live. >> an easing of the blockade would be a huge success for the people of gaza. i of hopes are not met, disappointment could quickly boilover into another round of violence -- if hopes are not met. >> for the latest, let's cross over to our correspondent in gaza city. the cease-fire appears to be holding. what are the people on the ground saying right now? >> there is a sense that -- people, of course, first of all are believed that the fighting for now at least is over. people are returning back to life, and schools will be opened they say on saturday. there were more funerals today, but there is also another feeling. a lot of people i talked to are not confident that this is an actual end to the violence. the terms of the agreement are not very clear. people do not really know what this could mean in the future. >> let's talk about those details. as you mentioned, they have yet to be
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
important clients. the south korean government haho government officials have discounted corporate taxes and offered up land at cheap prices. >> translator: p d d d d d d d t orter: managers of lationship japanese firms jumped at the south koreans' offer. last year investment added up to $22 million u.s. dollars, four times what it was eight years ago. behind me is the industrial estate that opened three years ients clinininininininininininin manufacturer opened a factory ten kilometers away from their companies worked together to smooth out the production process. they discovered then fixed a glitch in one production line. the change cut costs for both sides. they say they could have only made such progress by working face to face. >> translator: now the japanese companies can supply us with more glass products, and we can bring in good materials. so for us it's a huge advantage. >> reporter: some say in the moment people in both countries see the tensions through a magnifying glass. they say both japanese and south koreans get along just fine, that they've reached a sense of maturity.
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 9:30am PST
. a controversial mining law calls for higher taxes and guarantees the state a 15% share in the mining enterprise. >> the new mining law has not been a bad thing. it preserves the interests of the guineans, but we've not driven away foreign investors. the proof is that they continue to be here every day. the interests of the investors are taken into account because they are very important for us. those who show confidence in guinea, and put their capital here, should be compensated properly and find political stability. >> by evening the freight train from the capital conakry has finally arrived at the mine. it's hours late due to problems unloading the last batch of ore. the rain caused the bauxite in the open cars to clump together. the shift supervisor urges the loading workers to hurry. a phone call from the harbor. a ship is waiting to take the bauxite to ukraine for processing. guinea has no aluminum plant of its own -- another reason why this country profits so little from its vast mineral resource. >> and that's all we have time for on this edition of global 3000. if you want to get in to
KCSMMHZ
Nov 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
of the eu executives say the member states say increase in carbon tax is an affordable in cash-strapped times. >> the members are open to come up with concrete cut to cut these gases up the conference. >> with so many lights glowing in the night at thousands of cars rolling through the city, it they do not seem too worried about global warming. qatar's initials are highest in the world. >> they are ambitious open for change on global level. they want to work to a new agreement that will take effect by 2020. >> this is a historic conference. it is a vital importance, considering the items on the agenda. it is a turning point in the negotiations on climate change. >> breyer's, experts have sounded urgent warnings about melting polar ice and extreme weather. they say that in order to limit global temperature rise to two degrees celsius, greenhouse gas emissions must be kept low, but total emissions are still rising every year. many experts believe may it already be too late. temperatures could surge by of to four degrees celsius this century. compared to pre-industrial levels. the
KCSMMHZ
Nov 27, 2012 9:30am PST
tax. there have been few promotions. discontent among the ranks is growing. some of their leaders are putting a brave face on it. >> of course we have had cuts. but the naval infantry's task is to face difficult missions, so we will manage this situation as well. >> portugal's military has long been an important part of the country's history. on april 25, 1974, this song was played on the radio. it was the signal for the army to occupy lisbon, and the largely peaceful uprising marked the end of nearly 15 years of dictatorship. in all their joy, portuguese people pressed red carnations into the hands of soldiers. this lieutenant colonel played an active role in the carnation revolution. today, he is chairman of the 25 of april association, a group that aims to defend the legacy of the peaceful coup of 1974. he says the military brought democracy to portugal then, but the crisis has put it all in jeopardy. >> i regret what is currently happening. we have achieved a fair society, and now that is being destroyedf great inequality -- the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. >> his
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